The ash fall advisories for Anchorage and the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys issued from the National Weather Service have expired. Air traffic at Ted Stevens International Airport is still inactive and will be assessed at daylight. KSKA will provide updates throughout the day on Mount Redoubt activity and advisories. The National Weather Service reports a high wind warning today for Turnagain Arm and the upper Hillside. Southeast winds 45-60 mph, gusting to 80 mph.
UPDATE: (5:00pm AKDT) Activity at Ted Stevens International Airport has resumed with rescheduled and delayed flights. Consult your air carrier for your flight plans.
Bede started her work with Alaska Public Media as a volunteer in 1979, and then the host of Morning Edition in 1980. In 1981 Bede became the Operations Director, and in 1989 she took her current position as FM Program Director. Bede recieved the Alaska Broadcasters Association Employee of the Year award in 1991.
Bede has always loved radio; after her first day of volunteering at KSKA she knew it’s where she wanted to be. A friend of Bede’s, Corky Merkel was a KSKA staff member and she invited Bede to come in to volunteer. Bede began helping Corky edit the program guide and then started volunteering on air Monday nights. That first summer in 1979, KSKA needed a vacation relief person for the on air staff. Bede made herself available to do anything they needed, so she could learn about radio from square one. Over thirty years later, Bede is still learning new things every day about her profession and the wonderful community she serves.
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